Whether these announcements have been made because of the pandemic or because it is the right thing to do doesn't matter to me at this point....because it's HAPPENING!

A lot of retailers have announced they will not be open for holiday shopping this upcoming Thanksgiving and that is the way ti should have been forever ago.

But better late than never, right?

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But if you are someone who really feels the need to go out shopping on Thanksgiving -- I don't know why you would but let's move on -- here are the stores that you shouldn't even bother schlepping to.

And to be honest....I am only hoping that this list continues to grow.

These are 5 very big players when it comes to Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping which means that a new trend is being set.

So you should probably expect to see more retailers added to this list as more announcements are made.

The good news is that you will still be able to shop....it will just have to be done online on the couch while you are sipping hot chocolate in your pajamas...which doesn't sound too bad actually!

Take a look at the original article at Fox5NY.com.